Motivation Choose Your Story, Change Your Life With Bestselling Author Kindra Hall By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Updated on January 17, 2022 Print Verywell / Kindra Hall Table of Contents View All Table of Contents Meet Kindra Hall Why Kindra Hall Is Mentally Strong What You’ll Hear on the Show What You’ll Learn About Mental Health and Mental Strength Quotes From Kindra More About the Podcast Every Monday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, interviews authors, experts, entrepreneurs, athletes, musicians, and other inspirational people about the strategies that help them think, feel, and do their best in life. Subscribe Now: Apple Podcasts / Spotify / Google Podcasts Meet Kindra Hall Kindra Hall is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author and an award-winning storyteller. She’s also the chief storytelling officer at Success Magazine. Her first book, "Stories that Stick," was a bestselling business book that taught companies how to sell their products and build their brands through storytelling. Her newest book, "Choose Your Story, Change Your Life," is a self-help book that teaches readers how to shift their narrative in a healthy way. Why Kindra Hall Is Mentally Strong Kindra shares many other people’s stories. She’s talked to a variety of entrepreneurs, athletes, and professionals about the stories they tell themselves. But, she’s also very open about her own stories. She uses social media to tell stories that resonate with her audience–even when she’s made a mistake or when she learned a valuable life lesson the hard way. What You’ll Hear on the Show How we develop the stories we tell ourselves Why some of our stories don’t serve us well How to look at the same story from a different perspective Why choosing a different version of the story might change your life The stories Kindra has chosen and how they’ve changed her life Steps you can take to start telling yourself a different version of the story How to learn from other people’s stories How our past stories can dictate the future What procrastination can teach you about the stories you tell yourself How to proactively start telling yourself helpful stories 10 Healthy Ways to Cope With Failure What You’ll Learn About Mental Health and Mental Strength Our internal dialogue plays a huge role in our mental health. And our mental health affects our internal dialogue. Dwelling on the negative can increase your risk of psychological problems. But, psychological problems also increase the chances that you’ll dwell on the negative. Fortunately, everyone can choose to work on improving their self-talk. When you do, your mental health might improve. Therapists often help people choose different stories they tell themselves. They help people see themselves, other people, and the world in a different light. Sometimes, choosing different stories helps people develop the mental strength they need to feel their best. Quotes From Kindra Kindra Hall When we try to change our habits, we often go right to the behavior. But there's that slice of time right before the behavior, which is where our stories are. — Kindra Hall "As we behave, we're doing it with these stories in mind, whether we know it or not. And so these stories can either move you forward or keep you where you are in someplace, [and] bring you backward.""We're not going back to try to pretend that that didn't happen, but we can choose how we see that story.""Anytime you're procrastinating, there are probably some stories there that are keeping you from taking action." How to Find Inner Strength When You Need it the Most More About the Podcast The Verywell Mind Podcast is available across all streaming platforms. If you like the show, please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts. Reviews and ratings are a great way to encourage other people to listen and help them prioritize their mental health too. Download the Transcript Links and Resources Visit Kindra’s website Check out Kindra’s books Follow Kindra on Instagram: @KindraHall If You Liked This Episode, You Might Also Like These Episodes How to Stop Overthinking With Bestselling Author Jon Acuff How to Detox Your Thoughts With Psychologist Andrea Bonior Friday Fix: How to Stop Letting Self-Doubt Hold You Back How Storytelling Is Good for Your Mental Health By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time. See Our Editorial Process Meet Our Review Board Share Feedback Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! What is your feedback? 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